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Killington Resort’s longest standing employee retires

KILLINGTON— On April 13, Killington Resort announced the retirement of Reservations Manager Jane Bird after 41 years of service.

Bird graduated from Boston University with a master’s in public relations and started at Killington in 1975 season as a reservations agent. She has led the reservations department since 1988.

When asked what she is most looking forward to, she said she’s looking forward to spending free time with her husband and in her weaving studio at home. She and her husband will receive a Beast 365 Year-Round Season Pass for life, which they plan to use this summer swinging golf clubs at the Killington Golf Course.

“My decision to retire this year comes with mixed emotions,” Bird said. “I came to Killington after visiting with my college ski club, I met my husband here and many coworkers who became lifelong friends,” she continued. “These days most people don’t stay with one company through retirement but things are always changing here creating new challenges and new things to learn. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and grow at Killington and I have always been proud to work here.”

“I have had the opportunity to work with Jane for the past eight years,” said Rob Megnin, director of sales and marketing for Killington and Pico. “She is the consummate professional and it has been my honor serving our guests with her. I wish her the best of luck in her retirement.”

“Jane has been instrumental in delivering memorable experiences to thousands of families in the last 41 years. Her dedication to the Killington team will live on in the 20 Year Club at Killington Resort,” said Judy Geiger, director of human resources for Killington and Pico. “We have created the 20 year club to recognize staff who have made a year-round commitment to working at Killington for at least 20 years.  We had 39 inductees in 2017 and hope to have more in the future.”

Killington Resort is currently hiring for the 2018 summer season. Apply online or visit the Vermont Department of Labor Job Fair at the Franklin Conference Center in Rutland on April 25, 2018 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For information visit killington.com/jobs.

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